Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is definitely a great day out for the all age groups. There is so much to see and do that you could certainly make a full day of it if you wished. The complex covers in total an area of 600 acres. Many people do in deed go to see the gardens, but there is so much to see that we probably should segment this article into sections, and give a
Viharnra Sien in Pattaya, Also called Viharn Sien, Anek Kuson Sala, and Anek Kusala Sala, however we will refer to it as Viharnra Sien, as that is the name that it has above the door. It was built in 1987 to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX on his 60th birthday. Sometimes referred to as a temple, it is now more technically a museum. It is a three story building built in the Chinese style and is home for many
Pattaya has an official population of a little over 100,000, however it gets over 4 million tourists a year. Many of the workers serving this tourist trade are still registered in their home town so the total number of people in the city sometimes makes it feel even more crowded than Bangkok. With its vast numbers of hotels, beer bars, go-go bars, massage parlors, and by-the-hour room rentals, Pattaya is probably best known for the gorgeous ladies that
Black Buddha or more correctly a large image of Phra Buddha Maha Dhammaraja is in the Phetchabura Buddha Park, located on highway 21, approximately 360 km north of Bangkok and a few kilometers south of the city of Phetchabun. This is one of the many attractions you will visit if you take our guided tour of Phetchabun. I would not say that the Black Buddha statue is a major must-visit location, and I would not travel hundreds of kilometers to
Phetchabun is located in the lower part of Northern Thailand, approximately 370 kilometers north of Bangkok on highway 21. There are not many reviews of Petchabun on the popular tour sites, as it does not appear to be a popular place for foreign tourists, however the local Thais appear to know a few places well worth a visit. The Pa Sak River runs through the province and creates a broad fertile river valley with the Phetchabun
At 2,565.3341 meters above sea level Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. It is located in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai Province. This mountain was known in the past as Doi Luang (meaning big mountain). The mountain was named in honor of the king Inthawichayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai. He was concerned about the forests in the north and tried to preserve them. He ordered that, after his death, his remains be placed at Doi Luang, which was then renamed to Doi
Nam Nao National Park is mostly still in its original forest state. It contains pines, grasslands and virgin jungle. The park is home to a large variety of birds (more than 100 species). At 25 degrees Celsius the average annual temperature is cooler than most of Thailand. In November the nighttime temperature can drop to freezing. The rainy season is from July to October and although this is when you see the waterfalls at their best,
Buddha Mountain as it is commonly called or Khao Chi Chan as it is officially named, is a short drive south of Pattaya near the Silverlake Vineyards. The original mountain was quarried for stone that was used on the construction of U’tapao Airport and for construction of local roads. This left a sloping face on the side of the mountain which then became the site of the largest (or one of the largest) outline drawings of Buddha in the world.
The Big Buddha Pattaya sits 18 meters tall and is the largest in the region.
Perched atop Pratumnak Hill, overlooking Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, it is part of Wat Phra Yai, a temple where, despite the crowds of tourists, local people still come to pray. It was built in the 1940’s well before the US armed forces
Tiffany’s Cabaret Show in Pattaya has now been running for more than 40 years. It is a Transvestite Cabaret that started as a one-man show performed for friends on New Year’s Eve in 1974. It is now considered world class entertainment and was voted in at number 4 in the TOP TEN BEST SHOWS to see around the world. Be aware – this is not a live performance. It is lip-synced. Sometimes the sync is not 100%